The North African country is expecting its economy to contract by 7% this year and the fiscal deficit is forecast to reach a four-decade high of 14%.
The French loan will be disbursed in tranches, in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
France will also grant Tunisia medical aid to face coronavirus outbreak, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said after meeting President Kais Saied and Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi? ?in Tunisia on Thursday.
(Reporting By Tarek Amara; Editing by Catherine Evans)